This initiative promoted the adoption of integrated crop management (ICM) in chickpea by poor farmers in Nepal. A range of options offered to farmers included an improved cultivar resistant or tolerant to two fungal pathogens, insect control methods using easily available pesticides, and the application of soil bacteria to improve nitrogen fixation. Farmers participating in this initiative reported notable changes in income, domestic expenditure and lifestyle.
Date published: 2004
Published by: DFID
Type of resource: Impact statement
Resource topic: Chickpea
Project/Programme: Not specific
Pest/Disease: Not specific
File type: External link (123KB)